Table 3

Maternal health problems experienced in hospital
Health problem Pre intervention (N = 741) Post intervention (N = 725) (95% CI) † pvalue (adjusted)
Fever/high temperature 116 (15.7) 88 (12.1) 0.789 (0.576, 1.082) NS
Excessive vaginal bleeding 96 (13) 71 (9.8) 0.808 (0.572, 1.143) NS
Offensive vaginal loss 28 (3.8) 5 (0.7) 0.187 (0.071, 0.492) 0.001
Severe or persistent headache 27 (3.6) 29 (4.0) 1.156 (0.647, 2.066) NS
Perineal pain 172 (23.2) 133 (18.3) 0.887 (0.662, 1.187) NS
Haemorrhoids 90 (12.1) 81 (11.2) 0.933 (0.665, 1.308) NS
Constipation 148 (20.0) 130 (17.9) 0.818 (0.608, 1.102) NS
Difficulty passing urine 41 (5.5) 37 (5.1) 1.039 (0.644, 1.677) NS
Caesarean wound problems 23 (3.1) 22 (3.0) 0.908 (0.460, 1.793) NS
Backache 135 (18.2) 104 (14.3) 0.766 (0.571, 1.028) 0.076
Mastitis 2 (0.3) 0 (0.0) not availableǂ NS

† odds ratio; ǂ model did not converge successfully, p value taken from Fisher's Exact Test.

Bick et al.

Bick et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:41   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-12-41

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